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Sunday, 7 June 2015

{Trooping the Colour}


Yesterday I attended Trooping the Colour, the Colonel's Review of the Queen's Birthday Parade. It was fantastic and then we wandered around Mayfair, having lunch at my favourite restaurant in Shepherd's Market, le Boudin Blanc, followed by shopping at Cath Kidston & Fortnum & Mason. I couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday! The pictures really say it all.
{my ticket!}
Tickets are limited--if you belong to a commonwealth country, you can often get tickets through your embassy. We got our tickets through the Canadian High Commission. They're not too pricey, but just difficult to get!
{Buckingham palace in all its glory on a sunny June day!}


The reason for the big hoopla is to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday, and although The Queen was born on 21 April, it is celebrated in June, because of finer weather. For more on the history click here.

{we were a teeny bit late--we didn't anticipate the 20 min queue to go through security, but it meant we entered right when they came marching in... and in the end, got some incredible close-up photographs!}




{we were lucky to have front row seats!}
























{the band on horses}

{drummer horse}
 We certainly worked up an appetite, so off we went to Shepherd's Market for moules frites:
{yum, moules frites at le Boudin Blanc}

{lovely Mel about to dig in to the fantastic feast before us!}
xo, 
L

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